Forget the days of the Oscars’ comic-book-movie preconception: Joaquin Phoenix simply won Finest Star for a Joker origin story.
After winning big at the Venice Movie Celebration, then commanding the awards season right through the Golden Globes, Joker has actually taken its ultimate victory by providing an Academy Award to its prominent male. We have actually occurred method from The Dark Knight sending out the Academy of Movement Pictures Arts & Sciences into a tailspin. Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse broke menstruation, and now Joker has actually once again mainstreamed the authenticity of comic-book films. Phoenix took it seriously, therefore did the citizens.
“This form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life,” the star stated in his opening remarks. “But the greatest gift that’s been given to me is to use our voice for the voiceless.” Phoenix went on to defend every type of oppression, detailing how we have actually ended up being “disconnected from the natural world.”
Phoenix is the second star after Heath Journal to win an Oscar for playing the Joker onscreen. The concept of 2 stars winning awards for playing the “same” character is unusual, however not unprecedented. When, Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh were both chosen for their functions as Henry V method back. Marlon Brando won for playing Don Vito in The Godfather in 1972, while Robert De Niro won Finest Supporting Star for playing his more youthful self in The Godfather Part II. Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart were chosen for playing the exact same individual, Rose, in the exact same motion picture, Titanic. And get this: Cate Blanchett was chosen for Finest Starlet for her title function in Elizabeth. Judi Dench won Finest Supporting Starlet for playing the exact same character in Shakespeare in Love. Blanchett got another Finest Starlet election for playing her once again in Elizabeth: The Golden Age! The Oscars, infant.
There was stiff competition in the 2020 Finest Star classification: Phoenix topped Antonio Banderas (Discomfort and Splendor), Leonardo DiCaprio (As Soon As Upon a Time … in Hollywood), Adam Chauffeur (Marital Relationship Story), and Jonathan Pryce (The 2 Popes) to get his statue.
So what’s next? Well, there is follow up talk, and if Cate Blanchett might do it …